Story of Mum at The Exchange, Penzance

Story of Mum at The Exchange, Penzance

Come and join us at our next Story of Mum: Mums making an exhibition of ourselves event and exhibition at The Exchange in Penzance.

You can find all the exciting details below. And it's all free! 

Mums' Make Date

On Thursday 12 September from 7.30-10pm, we would love you to join our Mums' Make Date in Penzance.

Mums will be coming together to share our stories, get creative, and eat cake. Not only will we be reminded of all the brilliant things we do every day as mums, we'll be reassured that every one else does all the rubbish things too.

There will be a chance for mums to have our very own "I'm a mum and a..." photo taken, make a Mama Mash-Up to add to the exhibition, and contribute a line to our mum-poem (all optional of course!).

Five brave and inspiring local mums will be sharing their own My Mum Story films (like these here), and the wonderful Sally Crabtree will be performing, including her own interpretation of our giant Mums' Poem. Add your own line here and you might just make it into her poem!

All of the events will take place at The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance. Find it here.

Family Make Date

On Friday 13 September, we'll be having a Family Make Date at The Exchange. Join us for family crafting fun, mum-themed storytelling for kids, and of course, more cake. Dads, grandparents, carers, all welcome!

11am to 12.30 pm 
A drop-in crafting session for parents and little ones, with story-telling from the very entertaining John Brolly at 11.15am to distract the kids so parents can have a cuppa and/or get creative and make an exhibition of themselves. That's the plan anyway...

If you fancy lunch at The Exchange, they now have a kiddy menu!

2pm to 5pm
More drop-in crafting and opportunities to eat cake for adults and children alike! John Brolly will be returning for some after-school storytelling from 3.45pm and the lovely Annie of Creation Station will be getting creative with the kids.

There will even be a free cupcake and a cuppa (and they do very lovely coffee at The Exchange...). 

The Exhibition

Story of Mum: Mums making an exhibition of ourselves will be on show to everyone in the Engine Room from 13 September to 10 October. The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm every day except Sunday, so tell your friends!

The exhibition explores motherhood and identity, celebrating the good and bad of motherhood. It's a space for mums to come together to be seen, heard and valued. It features contributions from mums from all over the world, of all ages and backgrounds. Hopefully it will feature YOU soon too.

We'd love you to make an exhibition of yourself too. Come and visit! 

We're very grateful to our friends at the B-New Project for kindly providing the computers for the exhibition. They'll be hosting a special event for working mums during the exhibition period too - more news on that soon!

Story of Mum: Mums Making An Exhibition of Ourselves is supported by Arts Council England, Feast and a range of other partners. Find out more here.